‘Injustice!’ Xavi Fumes At Barcelona’s Champions League Defeat

by | 5 October, 2022 | LaLiga News

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez could not hide his frustration after seeing his team beaten 1-0 by Serie A side Inter in the group stages of the Champions League on Tuesday, October 4.

The defeat is Barcelona’s second in three games in Europe’s top competition this season and means Xavi’s side face a tall order now progressing to the knockout stages.

Barcelona saw an equalizer by Pedri ruled out in the second half for a handball and were also denied a penalty in the closing stages when Inter defender Denzel Dumfries also appeared to handle the ball.

Xavi made it clear after the final whistle he was not at all happy with the decisions during the game, as reported by Marca.

“I’m pissed off because it’s an injustice that we’ve had to experience. We’ve suffered a very important defeat. We have three finals left in a very uncomfortable situation. The referee should speak. For me it’s a very clear hand,” he said. “The referee is very important in this sport and he should go out and give explanations. He didn’t want to give them to me. He gave me explanations of the plays he had cancelled, but I asked him about the last one. This is the Champions League and we should compete better. We’ve tried and we’ve generated more chances than them, but they defend very well. I’m worried about the defeat, it’s a complex situation and we have three finals left.”

[Source: heavy.com]